Tao Te Ching 


Wayne L. Wang was born in Taiwan and migrated to the U.S. for his graduate studies in engineering and physics. In 1971, Dr. Wang received his Ph. D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did research as a theoretical physicist until 1975, publishing numerous papers on nuclear reaction theory. After spending five years on nuclear reactor safety research, he became a telecommunication engineer specializing in advanced mobile telecommunication systems and data communication.

Short History

His cultural background spans equally both the Eastern and Western worlds. The similarities between Tao and quantum physics have attracted his early interest on Tao Philosophy. He believes that Tao is coherent and dynamic, and it may be systematically represented a modern theory. With his background in the Chinese language and modern physics, he has been able to formulate a Tao philosophy in a most coherent and consistent manner. He introduces a scientific process to formulate Tao Philosophy in a language independent fashion. He has successfully translated the most difficult Chinese classic, the Lao-tzu Tao Te Ching, with minimum ambiguity.

His first book on this subject, Dynamic Tao and Its Manifestations, shows the intimate similarities between Tao Philosophy and Quantum Cosmology. His analysis of Tao Philosophy will set a new framework for modern Tao studies, in both the Eastern and the Western arenas. The project took more than four and half years to complete.

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In Another Language

作者王文隆博士出生台灣 宜蘭市,前台北工業專科學 校機械科畢業後,於一九六 五年到美國進入研究院,做 機械工程、核子工程、和理 論物理學方面的研究。於一 九七一年獲得麻省理工學院 的博士學位。曾在卡尼基美 濃大学及羅倫斯伯克萊狀態 實驗室做理論的物理學的研 究,在核子作用理論發表許 多論文。在一九七五年到阿 岡狀態實驗室做核子反應炉 安全研究。五年後進入美國 電話電報公司,致力于電信 系統和數據通信的應用,成 為電信工程師。

他的文化背景參半於東方 和西方的世界。道和量子 物理學之間的相似現象引 起他的早期對道家哲學的 興趣。他相信道是前后一 致並且是一种動態的現象 ,因此,道是可以有系統 地描述為一個現代理論。 由於他的漢語和現代物理 學的背景,他能用一種非 常一致的模式來闡述道的 哲學。他根據一個科學的 程式解決了語言翻譯的問 題,用一種不受語言限制 的方法來闡述道的哲學。 他成功地翻譯中國最困難 的哲學文件之一:老子「 道德經」。

這是他在道学方面的第 一本著作「動態的道和它 的顯態」,充分顯示出在 道家哲學和量子宇宙論之 間的類似現象。他道學分 析將奠定現代道學研究的 新架構,將影响到東西方 对道学方面的研究。

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Partial List of Research Reports on Nuclear Physics

Ph.D. Thesis Publication

(Phys. Rev. C 5, 1898–1926 (1972) [Issue 6 – June 1972 ])

Intermediate Structure and the Photodisintegration of O-16

Wayne L. Wang* (Department of Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139) and C. M. Shakin (Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106)

Received 28 October 1971


A theory of photonuclear reactions is formulated using a projection-operator formalism. We obtain a T matrix describing a direct photoeffect and a resonance reaction. By introducing doorway and secondary-doorway states, we can conveniently study the structure and energy dependence of the T matrix.

The formalism is applied to the analysis of the photonuclear cross sections of O16. The ( gamma ,n) and ( gamma ,p) cross sections are calculated. We consider those channels in which the residual nucleus is left in the ground state (J pi =1 / 2-) or the third excited state (J pi =3 / 2-). In the shell-model formulation, the doorways are taken to be mixtures of 1p-1h states, which are constructed in the Tamm-Dancoff approximation. The secondary doorways are assumed to be 3p-3h states, which are constructed in the interacting-boson approximation of Iachello and Feshbach. By mixing the doorways and the secondary doorways, we obtain a microscopic description of the compound states formed in the reactions. The doorways are shown to be responsible for the gross structure of the giant dipole resonances, while their couplings to the secondary doorways give rise to intermediate structure. A particular model of the 3p-3h states, together with certain simplifications in the description of the reaction, reproduces some of the experimental data (the photodisintegration to the J pi =1 / 2- ground state) to a surprising degree of accuracy. The calculation evidently shows the importance of the 3p-3h admixture in the low-lying odd-parity states of O16. Our results also give strong support to assigning E1 nature to the resonances at 21.0, 22.3, 23.1, 24.2, 25.2, and 25.6 MeV.

©1972 The American Physical Society, URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRC/v5/p1898,DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.5.1898

Intermediate Structure and the Giant-Dipole Resonance in O-16

Phys. Rev. Lett. 26, 902–906 (1971) [Issue 15 – 12 April 1971 ]

C. M. Shakin and W. L. Wang - Received 16 February 1971

We develop a projection-operator theory of photodisintegration. It is shown that the coupling of 3p-3h (three-particle, three-hole) modes to the 1p-1h modes can explain the intermediate structure of the giant resonance in oxygen when the 1p-1h states are treated as "doorways" for gamma -ray absorption and for particle emission. The structure problem is treated using the interacting-boson approximation of Iachello and Feshbach.

©1971 The American Physical Society

URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v26/p902

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.26.902

Evidence for a Giant Quadrupole Resonance in Oxygen-16

Phys. Rev. Lett. 30, 301–304 (1973) [Issue 7 – 12 February 1973 ] by W. L. Wang and C. M. Shakin - Received 5 October 1972

We calculate the angular distribution and polarization of the photoneutrons from O16 in the giant-dipole region. We have to supplement our E1 amplitudes, which were obtained previously, with large phenomenological E2 amplitudes; we interpret this as evidence for a giant quadrupole resonance. We show that the importance of E2 amplitudes makes the current data analysis in E1 approximation very doubtful. The assumed E2 resonance is also shown to be easily detected experimentally.

©1973 The American Physical Society

URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v30/p301

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.30.301

Single-Particle Resonances in the Unified Theory of Nuclear Reactions

Phys. Lett. 32B, 421 (1970) - (with W. Wang).

Angular Distribution and Polarization of 16*0 ((*, n)o*15

Phys. Rev. C9, 2144 (1974)-(with W.L. Wang).



I-Lan Junior High School (1955-1959)
Taipei Institute of Technology (1959-1964)
Univ. of New Hampshire 1965-1966
Rensselaer Institute of Technology 1966-1967
Massachusette Institute of Technology 1967-1971



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The Dynamic Tao and Its Manifestations by Wayne L. Wang

This is an earlier attempt to understand Tao philosophy from our experiences in modern sciences. Modern sciences is built on the non-dualistic view of the world. This study is a break away from the traditional mysterious interpretation of Tao. It first show the logic behind the paradoxes of Tao.

The Tao Te Ching : A Philosophy of Oneness by Wayne L. Wang (planned, 2009)

This is an interpretation of the Tao Te Ching based on the Principle of Oneness.